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Following a spate of decisions in 2014 on patent licences the Federal Court of Australia announced two further decisions which provide additional guidance to parties to a patent licence. Both of these decisions are a reminder that in addition to contract law, the parties to a licence of Australian patents should consider the relevant provisions of the Patents Act 1990.
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On 19 January 2015, the Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") published the draft PRC Foreign Investment Law (the "Draft") along with an explanatory paper (the "Explanation"), and called for opinions from the public. The Draft represents a complete revamp of the legal regime that has applied to foreign investment in China for more than three decades, and importantly lifts a significant number of restrictions/requirements that foreign investors are currently required to meet when investing in China. Nonetheless many aspects of the future PRC Foreign Investment Law remain to be clarified.